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[Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN PRG0) "warps" in 11:03.95 by Morimoto.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2003-11-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 17.08 MB, length: 13:27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 21.50 MB, length: 13:27)
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Rating: 7.5 (8 votes)
   
- Uses warps
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
This is a historic movie, submitted and obsoleted before the creation of the database-based (and wiki-based) site engine, before July 2004. It was inserted into the database for a history revival project by Bisqwit in autumn 2006.

When this video was first released on the Internet in mid-2003, its incredible quality of play became a phenomenon; since few people knew how the video was made, it was widely believed that it was played in real-time by an extremely skilled player. When Morimoto detailed the making of the run on his website (which can still be read here), many felt deceived and turned to criticizing the video's "illegitimacy" instead. During this time, the concept of tool-assistance was still mostly unknown, and people even went as far as claiming that Morimoto had constructed the movie in several years' time by performing video editing on every single frame of the WMV.

While this video was not the first of its kind, it was the first to gain widespread interest, and contributed greatly to the popularity of speedruns in general.

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Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom, Maru & Tompa in 10:24.94 (2018-11-01)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom, Mitjitsu & Tompa in 10:25.6 (2010-08-04)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by Lord Tom & Mitjitsu in 10:26.42 (2009-05-11)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars][Console-verified]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warps" by adelikat, Deign, Cardboard & JXQ in 10:29.05 (2008-02-17)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "warps" by Genisto in 10:34.55 (2005-05-18)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) "warps" by Genisto in 10:53.52 (2004-03-29)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) "warps" by Michael F in 10:58.92 (2004-02-12)
- - - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN PRG0) "warps" by Morimoto in 11:03.95 (2003-11-20)
Added [Tier: Stars][Console-verified][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "arbitrary code execution" by Lord Tom in 08:16.23 (2016-01-13)
Added [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 46:20.3 (2015-12-21)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat, andymac, Lord Tom & Tompa in 47:04.7 (2010-06-27)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "warpless" by adelikat, Deign, Cardboard & JXQ in 47:33.52 (2008-02-18)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG1) "warpless" by JXQ in 48:29.17 (2006-01-11)
Added [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "all levels" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 1:04:36.9 (2015-05-04)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (JPN) "all levels" by Tokushin in 1:17:40.7 (2001-02-05)
Added [Tier: Moons][Console-verified][Fastest Completion][Has commentary]NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA PRG0) "game end glitch" by Lord Tom & Tompa in 02:54.98 (2014-04-29)


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